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Jul 16, 2015 10:03 AM CST
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Name: Betsy
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Not much of a harvest this year - but I do have two types of long beans growing - the dark green ones are grown in our family for many, many years; I received these from my mom.
The light green ones, I got from a pack of Martha Stewart yard long beans years ago at K-Mart; my mom calls these, translated from Cantonese, "9 month bean". Actually I haven't grown these for quite a while - I'm partial to the dark green ones.

I will get enough this week to make a meal, yum - so drooling over the plentiful harvests from everyone's postings.

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Jul 16, 2015 12:33 PM CST
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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I grew yard longs for the first time last year, and liked them well enough that it is the only bean I planted this year. They have been slow to get going for me, but are 1/2 way up the trellice now, so I am hopeful.
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Jul 16, 2015 3:13 PM CST
Name: Rita
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Excellent on the Yardlongs. I tried them myself for the first time afew years ago and I loved them. Not organized somehow this year and didn't grow any sort of beans. But the yardlongs are extra sweet and tender picked young. I love to just eat them raw.
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Jul 17, 2015 10:00 AM CST
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Name: Betsy
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Geof, they have started to bloom again; the hot, hot weather is affecting them. But like you, am hopeful, they will produce more beans later this fall. Every year I look forward to growing these as they are a main vegetable for our family.

Rita, thanks; they are sweet and tender picked young - but I've not eaten them raw. Your gardens are so lovely and plentiful - so envious! I just get so tired of this hot weather that I haven't been as active as I should.

Made a stir-fry of the beans, onions and chicken with black bean/garlic sauce and it was delicious.
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Jul 17, 2015 10:46 AM CST
Name: Tom
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I was thinking about trying them, but then didn't. Maybe next year.
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Jul 17, 2015 10:50 AM CST
Name: Rita
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tveguy3 said:I was thinking about trying them, but then didn't. Maybe next year.


I bet you would love them. And they do take the heat because they are from tropical areas.
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Jul 17, 2015 5:24 PM CST
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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The yard longs have a nutty taste that I liked a lot. I ate them lots of different ways, but especially like the classic Chinese style "twice fried" that is served in most Chinese restaurants.
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